Playstation Plus: Dec 2014

Man, where has this year gone? It seems like it’s gone by faster than years past. It’s already been almost 4 months since I made my big move, I can’t believe it. Next thing you know it will be 2015. There’s still one more month to go though, which means there’s another round of Playstation Plus freebies on the horizon before the year is through. First up, here’s the video for those of you who don’t like to read:

For those of you who skipped over the pretty pictures, here’s the full post from the Playstation Blog. And now on to my commentary.

For the PS4, the releases are Injustice Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition and Secret Ponchos. The former is a pretty decent fighting game, I watched and helped my former roommate play through the story mode, and it was interesting enough. I liked the fact that it forced you to play different characters, and told a more in depth story than fighting games are known for. Getting away from that “pick one character and play through several rounds culminating with a boss fight” with a flimsy story to back it up is a good thing. However, once you’re done with that, it’s back to the traditional fighting game stuff, which gets boring after a while. I’m unsure what the extra goodies entail, but I’d assume it’s more characters to play as and/or customization options. Maybe more story stuff, I don’t have a clue, but it should be a fun time waster nonetheless.

Me and Eri talked about Secret Ponchos a little on the last podcast. She (and all of the reviews on Steam I have read) said that there isn’t anyone playing it. Since I’m sure there are a ton of Playstation Plus subscribers (particularly on PS4 where it is required to use the multiplayer functions of games), there will probably be an audience for this. It looks like a combat arena type game, and 4v4 is nearly MOBA sized. Not sure on objectives or anything like that but it appears to have some neat mechanics, and should be fun.

On PS3, we’re getting the Hitman HD trilogy (yawn) and Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut. They gave us the newest Hitman game a few months ago and I still never touched it. If I remember correctly, I enjoyed the very first Hitman game, and somewhere between then and now, I lost interest in games where you needed to do a bunch of sneaking around. I don’t mind it so much when you’re playing a Thief in a fantasy setting, but if the whole game’s premise is that you are a stealthy person who avoids combat, I’m out. No thanks, that shit gets boring quick.

Deadly Premonition is a horror game and has been commended if I recall correctly. I swear someone was talking about it recently and saying that it was a great game. I could be wrong, but either way it’s about the only game this month I have access to and am interested in. I’ll get back to you on that once I try it out.

On Vita, there’s Final Horizon and Titan Attacks! The former is a tower defense game, so yeah, probably boring. The latter is described as a shmup, and I’m into those, and it’s also cross buy for PS3 so perhaps that will be a fun time-waster. Again, more on that after I try it out.

That’s it for this month. Another so-so month for me, but that’s just based on my preferences, and lack of 2 out of the 3 systems. Oh, and update from last month, I still was never able to play Frozen Synapse Prime. For whatever reason the game just crashes my system every time it’s loading. That was disappointing, but from the looks of it, it wasn’t a game I was going to spend a lot of time with anyway. So yeah, happy gaming everyone, I’ll catch you later.

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